Maps showing our journey

2017
Fineke (Turkey) to Kilada (Greece)
I’ll be updating our Log as we go …

Date

To

NM

Hours

(Night)

Wind

Moor?

1 May

AT : Finike, Setur Marine

Wintered

12 Jun

Kas

35

5

0

F3/4

Marina

13 Jun

Rhodes, Greece

71

7.5

0

F3/4

Marina

20 Jun

Tilos

46

7

0

F6

Anchor

21 Jun

Astipalaia

59

9.5

0

F6/7

Anchor

22 Jun

Paros

74

10.5

0

F6

Anchor

23 Jun

Naussa

11

2

0

F2

Anchor

24 Jun

Kythnos

54

5.5

0

F2/3

An hor

25 Jun

Kea

33

6

0

F5

Anchor

26 Jun

Poros

42

7

0

F3

Anchor

27 Jun

Palaia Epidauvros

23

3.25

0

F3/4

Anchor

28 Jun

Athens, ZEA

30

6.5

0

F2/4

Marina

18 Jul

Korfos

30

5

0

F4

Anchor

19 Jul

Pilaia Epidauvros

9

2.5

0

F2

Anchor

21 Jul

Ermioni

41

6

0

F3-5

Anchor

22 Jul

Poros

21

3.5

0

F6-4

Anchor

23 Jul

Athens, ZEA

31

5

0

F1

Marina

24 Jul

Kythnos, West

48

6.5

0

F2-3

Anchor

25 Jul

Paros, Port

48

8.5

0

F4

Anchor

26 Jul

Paros, Naoussa

11

1.5

0

F2

Anchor

28 Jul

Danoussa

34

5.5

0

F3

Anchor

29 Jul

Leros Marina

51

8.5

0

F4-6

Marina

2016
Kilada (Greece) to Fineke (Turkey)
This year saw us in a more relaxed mode than ever before. Changed our plans completely, cruising as and when we wanted to. Highlights included the interception of our friends Mike and Sue aboard 'Macnoon' as well as a rendezvous with Archie and Marieke on 'Maja'. We also decided to come home early 'because we can' … and enjoyed being back in Phuket for the end of the rainy season, which was a great thing to witness - SW winds and waves crashing on our normally tranquil Kata Beach with NE winds in the high season.

Date

From

NM

Hours

(Night)

Wind

Moor?

9 May

Kilada boatyard

Wintered

9 May

Kilada anchorage

1

-

Anchor

14 May

Porto Heli

24

F4

Anchor

15 May

Ermioni

16

F4

Anchor

16 May

Porto Heli

16

F3

Anchor

18 May

Poros

42

F2/3

Anchor

19 May

Athens

30

F4

Marina

24 May

Korfos

34

F1/2

Anchor

26 May

Palaia Epidhaurus

9

F1/2

Anchor

27 May

Poros

28

F1

Anchor

29 May

Athens

29

0

Marina

3 Jun

Kea, Vourkari

44

F4

Anchor

6 Jun

karathia, 4th century ruins

14

F4

Anchor

6 Jun

Syros, Grammata bay

27

F3

Anchor

7 Jun

Mykonos marina

24

F1/4

Marina

11 Jun

Paros

22

F2

Anchor

15 Jun

Syros, Finikas

29

F4

Anchor

16 Jun

Kythnos, Loutra

23

F3

Stern Too

18 Jun

Syros, Fikada

42

F4

Anchor

19 Jun

Lavrio, Old Port

48

F6

Marina

27 Jun

Athens, Zea Marina

31

F5

Marina

30 Jun

Poros

36

F4

Anchor

1 Jul

Porto Heli

35

F2/3

Anchor

2 Jul

Nafio

21

F3

Town Quay

3 Jul

Ermioni

39

F4

Anchor

4 Jul

Palaia Epidhaurus

46

F4

Anchor

5 Jul

Athens, ZEA

34

F3

Marina

8 Jul

Kéa

40

F5/7

Anchor

10 Jul

Lavrio, Old Town

20

F4

Marina

15 Jul

Paros

68

F2/3

Anchor

16 Jul

Donousa

36

F4/5

Anchor

17 Jul

Levita

32

F4

Anchor

18 Jul

Kos

44

F5/7

Marina

21 Jul

Turgutreis, TURKEY

10

F4

Marina

28 Jul

Kargi Koyu (Datcha)

44

FF5

Anxhor

29 Jul

kalkan

92

F2/4

Stern too

30 Jul

Kekova Roads

29

F2

Anchor

31 Jul

Finike

20

F2

Marina

2015
Finike to Kilada - with a hop down to Cyprus and Lebanon
2015 was a big year for Gumnuts. We did major works on the the stern railings (inbox) that included remaking the pushpins and extending them. The outcome was a roll bar effect that supports our rear bimini, the 4 flexible solar panels and also strengthened the davits that were sagging. We made a new Bimini and spray hood as well as fitted a boom tent. We also made new pulpits, chart napped and grab rails as well as the table grab rails in the cockpit. A new 1,000 metre light was added as well as an Iridium Go! All this work was done in Finike.
More importantly, we got to the end of the Med by sailing to Cyprus and Lebanon and back to Turkey. This season we started to relax more into the boat. Anchoring much more than marinas and being flexible where we wanted to sail to and when.
Date From To Nm Days Wind Nt.Hrs. Moor? Notes
29/5 Finike Limassol, CYPRUS 185 2 5/6 12 Ma Excellent o/nite reefed sail
5/6 Limassol Beirut, LEBANON 132 1 3/4 12 Ma Formal security check on way in
15/6 Beirut Limassol, CYPRUS 131 1 4/3 12 Ma Hailed by UN Warship off Beirut
20/6 Limassol Finike, TURKEY 204 2 4/3 12 Ma Back to yard to finish work
7/7 Finike Finike 14 .5 3 - Ma Antalya Gimi team daysail
8/7 Finike Uçagiz 24 .5 2 = An text
10/7 Uçagiz Kas 27 1 5/6 - Ma Dinner at home w/ Çelal family
12/7 Kas Kalkam 17 .5 3 - S2 Daysail with Family McBain 13th
15/7 Kalkam Fetihye 39 1 1/4 - Ma Serviced genset @ ECE Marina
18/7 Fetihye Goçek-Tersaneadasi 18 .5 4 - S2 Lost bow thruster props leaving ECE
19/7 Tersaneadasi Agil Koyu, Bozburun Yarima 60 1 4/5 - S2 Looking for ‘Birgitta’
20/7 Agil Koyu Datcha-Turgutreis 64 1 3/6 - Ma Found ‘Birgitta’ then ‘Infinity’
24/7 Turgutreis Gümüslük 6 .5 4 - An Mike ’n Floss arrived. Swim at Islands
25/7 Gümüslük Çukurak Bay 20 1 5 - An Anchored next to ‘Infinity’
26/7 Çukarak Bay Kusadasi 41 1 4/5 - Ma Met Chris Mueller for dinner
29/7 Kusadasi Cam Adasi 13 .5 2 - An ‘Infinity’ joined us
30/7 Cam Adasi Kusadasi 13 .3 2 - Ma Dropped off Mike’nFloss
2/8 Kusadasi Samos, GREECE 19 1 4 - Ma Samos Marina
5/8 Samos Lipsoi 30 1 4 - By Found ‘Macnoon’ & ‘4th Dimension’
6/8 Lipsoi Arkhangelos 8 .5 3 - An Blew 30+ overnight. Most dragged, not us.
8/8 Arkhangelos Levita 20 1 3 - By All Aussie’s together
10/8 Levita Amorgas 38 1 2/3 - An text
12/8 Amorgas Schoinousa, Mirsini 21 1 0 - An text
13/8 Schoinousa Naxos - Naousis 32 1 3/4 - An Naxos outer Hbr. for fuel then moved
14/8 Naousis Mykonos 21 1 0/3 - Ma Found ‘Infinity’ again. Dinner
16/8 Mykonos Kolona, Kythnos 51 1 0/3 - S2 Feet up in favourite spot
19/8 Kolona Kèa 30 1 4 - An text
20/8 Kèa Athens 41 1 3 - Ma Found ‘Boxter’. James & Sam joined
25/8 Athens Korfos 30 1 3 - An Met Stuart & Sharonne ‘Songbird’
26/8 Korfos Portos 25 1 5/6 - An text
27/8 Portos Porto Khelio 34 1 5/6 - An Team went to Ephidaurus
29/8 Porto Khelio Kilada 29 1 6 - An ‘Race Team’ fan belt change at sea
30/8 Kilada Porto Khelio 12 1 3 - An James & Sam left. Nolan arrived.
31/8 Porto Helio Poros 38 1 6 - An Nolan’s first sail
1/9 Poros Kythnos, Kolona 49 1 6 - S2 Outstanding sail to w/ward
3/9 Kolona Kythnos, Loutros 10 1 3 - S2 Dinghy to town
4/9 Loutros Sifnos, Kutalas 40 1 1 - An text
5/9 Sifnos Milos 21 1 2 - An Inside volcanic caldera …
6/9 Milos Porto Khelio 73 1 2 - An Nolan’s first night sail (w/MW)
7/9 Porto Khelio Kilada 13 .5 3 - An text
2014
Gibraltar to Gran Canaria - sailing with friends on their Lagoon 450
Mike and Floss set off from Gibraltar to get ready for the ARC crossing later in October. We flew in to join them and experience life aboard a catamaran in an ocean.
Date From To Nm Days Wind Nt.Hrs. Notes
1/9 Gibraltar Agadir, Morocco 489 3 3 20 Motored often. Marina > Marrakech
6/9 Agadir Gran Canaria 350 2.5 4 20 Eric & Chantal joined
2014
Caorle to Finike - the maiden voyage of GUMNUTS
This was the final sail of our Sense 43, Wild & Woolly. Had a great 48 hour non stop delivery from Bar to Caorle where the boat was taken out of the water and prepared for sale outside the offices of 4Venti, Caorle. She was finally sold in March 2015.
Date From To Nm Days Wind Nt.Hrs. Notes
21/5 Caorle, ITALY Trieste 40 1 2 - With Brendan for Customs clearance
22/5 Trieste Caorle 52 1 2 - Including sea trials off Caorle
28/5 Caorle Rovinj, CROATIA 47 1 1 - Gavin & Jane joined. ACI Marina
29/5 Rovinj Villi Rat 79 1 3 - Anchored
31/5 Villi Rat Bobovisca 93 1 7 - Rendezvous with Des & Peter (‘Live Life’ Moody 45)
3/6 Bobovisca Split 12 1 3 - 50 hr engine service. ACI marina
4/6 Split Haver / Parmigana 27 1 4 - G&J Hvaar. Anchored off Tree House
5/6 Parmigiana Korcula 37 1 4 - Photo opp. with ‘Live Life’. Anchored
6/6 Korcula Dubrovnik 48 1 1 - ACI Marina
7/6 Dubrovnik Bari, ITALY 124 2 5 - Anchored off Cavtat. Cleared Croatia
10/6 Bari Monopoly 17 1 2 - Day sail with Pinto family
11/6 Monopoly Brindisi 40 1 4 - Arrived at start of Brindisi-Corfu yacht race
13/6 Brindisi Gouvia, GREECE 118 1 2 12 Gavin & Jane moved to ‘Sally’
18/6 Gouvia Gaios 40 1 4 - Polo joined. Anchored stern too.
19/6 Gaios Mourtos 12 1 5 - Saw huge waterspout off Mourtos
20/6 Mourtos Gouvia 32 1 4/5 - Back for Polo
23/6 Gouda Mourtos 25 1 1 - Anchored stern too
25/6 Mourtos Meganisi 46 1 4 - via Leftkas canal, Anchored stern too
26/6 Meganisi Patras 64 1 3/4 - Marina
28/6 Patras O. Anemokambi 42 1 5/6 - Corinth Channel. Anchored stern too
29/6 O. Anemokambi Itéa (Delphi) 7 .5 3 - Town quay. Visited Delphi
30/6 Itéa Korfos 58 1 5 - Transited the Corinth Canal. Anchored
1/7 Korfos Athens, Pireus 29 1 5 - Marina Zeas
6/7 Athens Poros 35 1 3/4 - Anchored
8/7 Poros Porto Khelio 32 1 3 - Anchored in mud. O/nite f5
10/7 Porto Khelio Kythnos, Ak. Kolona 67 1 3/4 - Anchored stern too
11/7 Kythnos Kythnos, Loutra 11 .5 5 - Anchored stern too rocks. Blew 25 knots on the beam and two super yachts dragged over our anchor and stern line!!!
13/7 Loutra Sifnos, Vathy 35 1 1/2 - Shiree chicken, donkey fly story :)
14/7 Vathy Ios 36 1 3 - Stern too Town Quay
19/7 Ios Amorgas, Katapolo 38 1 4/7 - Anchored stern too rocks
20/7 Katapolo Katapolo 3 - 6/7 - Anchored. Gusting 22 knots
22/7 Amorgas Levita 36 1 5 - Picked up buoy
23/7 Levita Kos 44 1 4 - City marina. Met Meile family
24/7 Kos Bodrum, TURKEY 11 1 4 - Marina Bodrum
27/7 Bodrum Gümüslük 21 1 4 - Stern too on jetty. Bulent & Sezin
30/7 Gümüslük Port Bodrum 33 1 4/5 - Daysail Bulent & Sezin. Palmarina.
1/8 Port Bodrum Turgutreis 9 .5 3/4 - D-Marin. Met Burak, Beneteau.
3/8 Turgutreis Port Bodrum 14 1 4/5 - John & Sue joined (1 wk)
4/8 Port Bodrum Gümüslük-Bodrum 22 1 7 - Seljuk family for daysail. Anchored
6/8 Bodrum English Harbour 38 1 3/4 - Anchored stern too trees
8/8 English Harbour Bodrum 46 1 6 - Dropped John & Sue
10/8 Bodrum Gümüslük 22 1 4/5 - Paolo, Isa & Girgio joined (3 days)
11/8 Gümüslük Asia Keyu 38 1 5/6 - Visited Ancient Lassus
12/8 Asia Keyu Turgutreis 37 1 4 - D-Marin
19/8 Turgutreis Bodrum 29 1 4 - Alan & Lucy joined (2 wks)
20/8 Bodrum Datcha 48 1 4/5 - Anchored Kargi Koyu
21/8 Datcha Bozurum 21 1 2 - Anchored stern too rocks, Kiseli
22/8 Bozurum Marmaris 43 1 5 - Anchored at Korcukbogaz Gecidi
23/8 Marmaris Goçek 46 1 5/7 - In marina
24/8 Goçek Kerevet 43 1 2/5 - Anchored stern too. Yesilikoy
25/8 Kerevet Fineke 37 1 2 - Setur Marina
2014
Montenegro to Caorle - The final sail in WILD & WOOLLY
This was the final sail of our Sense 43, Wild & Woolly. Had a great 48 hour non stop delivery from Bar to Caorle where the boat was taken out of the water and prepared for sale outside the offices of 4Venti, Caorle. She was finally sold in March 2015.
Date From To Nm Days Wind Nt.Hrs. Notes
30/4 Bar, Montenegro Piran, Slovenia 323 2 5 10 Ales & Gogi crew
4/5 Piran, Slovenia Caorle, Italy 30 1 4 - Final sail!
2013
Malta to Bar via Venice - retirement year one
Our first real year as retirees cruising the Med. I finished work at the end of May and flew up to Malta to get the boat ready and Shiree joined two weeks later. The main learning in our first year was that we always seemed to be on a schedule to get somewhere. Nobody to blame except myself … a determined plan of where we would sail and pre-arranged collection points for friends that we doggedly kept to. On the other hand we covered a lot of ground quickly. The other main learnings are that there are more days without good sailing winds (motoring) than there are with strong unbearable winds. Also, as we had our first new ‘big’ boat we still felt a bit precious and used Marinas a lot. All things to work on next season.
Date From To Nm Days Wind Nt.Hrs. Notes
7/7 Malta Gozo - Malta 36 1 5 - Day sail to see Peter
9/7 Malta - Gozo Pozzallo, Sicily 72 2 1 - Anchored Blue Lagoon
10/7 Pozallo Syracuse 46 1 3 - Anchored
11/7 Syracuse Taormina 56 1 3 - Anchored
12/7 Taormina Rosella Ionica 68 1 6 - Marina via tricky bar
14/7 Rosella Ionica Soverato 33 1 3 - Anchored off beach
15/7 Soverato Capo Colonne 41 1 3 - Mooring under Cape
18/7 Capo Colonne S. Maria di Leuca 77 1.5 5 10 Shiree’s 1st solo nt. watch
20/7 S. Maria di Leuca Otranto 34 1 5 - Pascalina/Renzo joined. Anchored
21/7 Otranto Brindisi 51 1 5 2 John/Sue arrived (1wk)
23/7 Brindisi Bari 79 1 4 2 YC Marina Lega Navale
24-25/7 Bari Ancona 237 2 3 20 Anchored I.Tremli lunch/swim
27/7 Ancona Venice 131 1.5 3 10 St. Gregorio Marina
29/7 Venice Caorle 28 .5 2 - Motored to CNC yard for repairs
2/8 Caorle Rovij, Croatia 48 1 2 - Graham/Josy joins (2wks)
4/8 Rovinj Pula 19 .5 2 - At ACI Marina
6/8 Pula Susak Otuk 34 1 1 - Anchored
7/8 Susak Otuk Vili Rat 35 1 3 - Anchored Premed for swim
8/8 Vili Rat Zadar 26 1 4 - Marina
9/8 Zadar Kudjica 6 - 3 - Forecast Bora/ town marina
11/8 Kudjica Skradin 51 1 6 - 12NM inland to Kraa Waterfalls
12/8 Skradan Trogir 42 1 3 - ACI Marina (G&C left)
16/8 Trogir Bobovisca 33 1 4 - Overtook Flotilla Fleet off Solta
19/8 Bobovisca Split 12 .5 3 - At ACI Marina
23/8 Split Bobovisca 23 .5 4 - Went sailing for the day
27/8 Bobovisca Palmizana 20 .5 4 - ACI Marina with cloudy skies
29/8 Palmizana Split 42 1 4 - Sail drive broke - Sailed to Split
30/8 Split Bobavsca-Split 41 1 4 - Waited spare parts
6/9 Split Bobovisca 22 .5 4 - Took Vedran for 1st ever sail
7/9 Bobovisca Vrboska, Hvar 26 1 5 - Excellent sail
8/9 Vrboska Jelsa 18 .5 5 - Took Xenia for 1st sail
9/9 Jelsa Palmizana 32 1 4 - ACI Marina / Hvaar visit
10/9 Palmizana Badija, Korcula 46 1 4 - Anchored infant of monastery
11/9 Badija Korcula 1 - 6 - Moved to marina for w/end blow
13/9 Korcula Luka Slano 53 1 6 - Anchored opp. hotel
14/9 Luka Slano Mali Zaton 21 .5 2 - Anchored. Dragged. Re-anchored.
15/9 Mali Zaton Dubrovnik 5 - - - Motored to ACI marina
18/9 Dubrovnik Kotor, Montenegro 51 1 4 - Exit @ Cavtat; Entered @ Zelenika
19/9 Kotor Tivat 8 .5 3 - Motored in heavy showers
21/9 Tivat Bar 38 1 4 - Marina ready for lift out
2012
Antibes to Malta - the maiden sail of WILD & WOOLLY
Shiree came to Antibes for commissioning and I joined for a 4 week holiday from work. Our plan was to get South as quickly as possible in order to manage the 18 month rule for the maximum time the boat can be in EU without a tax issue (importation). Gavin and Jane joined us for this maiden voyage.
Date From To Nm Days Wind Nt.Hrs. Notes
14/7 Antibes, FRANCE Santa Rafael < 1 2 - Delivery run with Vicsail (Shiree)
1/8 Santa Rafael Rade d’Agaye < .5 4 - Test sail and anchor
2/8 Rade d’Agaye Santa Rafael < .5 3 - Fitting out continued
4/8 Santa Rafael Antibes < 160 1 4 - Gavin/Jane joined (3wks)
6/8 Antibes Cannes < 1 5 - Dragged anchor, moved into harbour
7/8 Cannes Villefranche < 1 3 - Anchored small bay
8/8 Villefranche San Remo, ITALY < 1 3 - On the Town Quay
9/8 San Remo Mariciana, Elba 130 1.5 3 10 Marina
12/8 Mariciana La Tavalora, Sardinia 100 2 4 10 Anchored first at La Maddalena Archipelago.
14/8 La Tavalora Isola di Ponza 153 1.5 2 10 Spotted Turtles and one small whale. Anchored.
16/8 Ponza Isola d’Ischia 58 1 1 - Anchored under Castle
17/8 Ischia Amalfi, Ravello 39 .5 3 - Refuelled at Capri on way. Anchored under cliff
18/8 Amalfi Tropea 146 1.5 2 10 Sailed nr Stromboli, saw volcano at night. Marina
21/8 Tropea Taormina, Sicily 68 1 4 - via Messina straights
22/8 Taormina Syracuse 49 1 3 - Watch out for crab pots!
23/8 Syracuse Malta 101 1.5 3 10 Anchored Pantlano. (dinner). Marina at Manoel Island.
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